1. davew41's Avatar
    I have washed my samsung galaxy each morning since release date (AT&T) no issues yet with mild soap, sponge and water..

    I heard that there is some kind of coating on the screen that you are not supposed to use soap? no idea..
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    04-20-2014 09:46 AM
  2. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I probably wouldn't use soap on it, too risky
    04-20-2014 11:45 AM
  3. 20blks's Avatar
    I have washed my samsung galaxy each morning since release date (AT&T) no issues yet with mild soap, sponge and water..

    I heard that there is some kind of coating on the screen that you are not supposed to use soap? no idea..
    And why are you washing your phone with soap?

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    04-20-2014 12:02 PM
  4. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    And why are you washing your phone with soap?

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    Yeah, curious about that myself. Glad to know it's held up well against the water but I think I read that soap will eventually remove or degrade the coating on the screen.
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    04-20-2014 12:08 PM
  5. Sara Di's Avatar
    Maybe the soap is to kill any germs that may be on it. I've seen those news reports that show your cell phone is crawling with germs! I've been known to clean my phone with hand sanitizer.
    04-20-2014 12:18 PM
  6. neonworm's Avatar
    Why would you wash your phone with soap?
    04-20-2014 12:31 PM
  7. starsofthelid's Avatar
    I've seen those news reports that show your cell phone is crawling with germs!.
    And?
    04-20-2014 12:35 PM
  8. Photon4glover's Avatar
    Or if it gets greasy


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    04-20-2014 12:35 PM
  9. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Maybe the soap is to kill any germs that may be on it. I've seen those news reports that show your cell phone is crawling with germs! I've been known to clean my phone with hand sanitizer.
    So are door knobs and bus rails.

    I wash my hands 50 times a day about. I never thought it was necessary to soap up my phone, waterproof or not.
    04-20-2014 12:46 PM
  10. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Need a new hobby?
    jesse_h likes this.
    04-20-2014 12:46 PM
  11. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Need a new hobby?
    Who me? I am a Paramedic. It's a part of the job.
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    04-20-2014 12:47 PM
  12. ab304945's Avatar
    Ya I wouldn't use soap.

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    04-20-2014 01:02 PM
  13. tomothy94's Avatar
    Have you seen this? She did basically the same as you and this has happened

    http://phandroid.com/2014/04/19/galaxy-s5-water-damage/

    Hoping this isn't something that is prevalent across all devices and maybe her device has a fault?
    04-20-2014 02:25 PM
  14. Greg C's Avatar
    I treat the IP67 designation as an extra layer of protection in case I ever need it.... not something I want to test or play around with.
    jayhay312 likes this.
    04-20-2014 02:35 PM
  15. MBM7881's Avatar
    Wow well its good your phone stood up to the water. I would be too afraid to try. In fact as soon as lifeproof comes out with the case for the S5, I'll be buying it

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    04-20-2014 02:42 PM
  16. eyecon82's Avatar
    I treat the IP67 designation as an extra layer of protection in case I ever need it.... not something I want to test or play around with.
    Agreed

    Also, washing the screen with detergents can cause the oleophobic coating to wear off

    -Sent from Tapatalk
    Greg C likes this.
    04-20-2014 05:12 PM

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